When I went to Oxford college my intention was to prepare to become a pharmacist. During the summer of my sophomore year, I was called to ordained ministry. The opportunity to help in social healing and pastoral care I witnessed across the counter at Connely’s Drugs; this was my true passion. (I wish I had… Read More Back to School: Reflections on Learning Important Tools and Rules
The End of Racism? <image: Dietrich Bonhoeffer> I vividly remember being instructed to stay in the car with my brother while my father went into Rich’s department store at the Greenbriar shopping mall, so that he could buy mom a gift for Mother’s Day unrestricted. As a parent I realize why he wanted to leave… Read More Christ is the End of Racism
There are legitimate circumstances where we chose to place ourselves under the power and authority of a person, organization or government for our protection and production. We trust a tour guide that we have never met to lead us around a strange city in a culture we may have never experienced. We place our children in… Read More RACISM: Misappropriated Power
We have a warning about the power of iconic symbols for a long time. It is one of the top ten list from Exodus and the tablets directly from on high. You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath,… Read More The Slippery Slope of Signs and Symbols.